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Old January 30, 2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Smithsonian Collection of Revolvers & Rifles

On the Smithsonian website, they offer some high resolution zoom photos of their small collection of civil war revolvers and rifles, and there's also an 1855 -1860 Green River knife.
The Remington looks nicer than any original that I've ever seen before.

There's 4 C&B revolvers. Clicking on the photo enlarges it and then you can zoom in and pan using your cursor:

1. Griswold & Gunnison --->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...ct/nmah_417600

2. Remington New Model Army --->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...ct/nmah_416581

3. Kerr --->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...ct/nmah_416169

4. LeMat --->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...ct/nmah_416556

5. Russell Green River Knife made 1855-1860--->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...t/nmah_1065606


All but the knife are listed under the civil war 150 - tools of war collection:--->>> http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...0/tools-of-war

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Old January 30, 2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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The Remington looks nicer than any original that I've ever seen before.
I agree and you do have "The Eye". I can only remember two items I saw, the last time I was in there; An original Hawken and Bowie knife. Well worth the visit ……


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Old January 30, 2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Geeezzze! Had to look in the drawer to make sure my Uberti NM Army was still there! What a beaut! Indeed!
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Old January 31, 2019, 04:17 AM   #4
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Old February 1, 2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Great links! Thanks for posting.
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Old February 5, 2019, 11:13 AM   #6
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Does anybody know if the Smithsonian American History Museum displays guns anymore? They used to have an extensive exhibit but I haven't returned since they remodeled.
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Old February 5, 2019, 11:34 AM   #7
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Does anybody know if the Smithsonian American History Museum displays guns anymore?
Gary,
I've been searching and will keep doing so but so far, have not come up with much. The last time I was there, I saw my first Hawken out of St. Louis and some great Bowies pattern knives. You'd think they still had some collection, they would be easy to find. I may have to contact them. ……


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See if this helps but looks like you have to work for it !!! At least it's a start.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...arms&op=Search

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Thanks Pahoo. I know they've got a wonderful collection, but I wonder if it's displayed anymore. Last time I was in DC, the Smithsonian American-Indian (or is it Indigenous Peoples?) Museum had more firearms displayed than the American History Museum.
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It get a little eaiser

Gary,
Looks like we have to be very specific on what we are searching for. As an example, if you are looking for Colts, in the search field, type in Colt. I still have not found my Hawken. …..


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Pahoo - let me know if you ever visit New Mexico. I'll take a trip down to a small town north of Santa Fe if you want to see Hawkens.
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